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Here are some of the most common questions and answers related to Kratom.

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia. It’s botanically known as Mitragyna Speciosa. Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). The leaves of kratom have been used as an herbal drug from time immemorial by peoples of Southeast Asia. It is used in folk medicine as a stimulant (at low doses), sedative (at high doses), recreational drug, pain killer, medicine for diarrhea, and treatment for opiate addiction. Many people report that Kratom is an effective treatment for Arthritis, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Fibromyalgia.

How do you take Kratom?

Kratom can be taken in a few ways.  The most common ways of ingesting Kratom is in powder or capsule form.  Kratom tea is another very popular method in which crushed Kratom Leafs are used to create a drinkable tea. Kratom extract or resin is another method.

Kratom has a bitter taste and many mix Kratom with other edible products such as yogurt, sweetened apple sauce or similar to help ingest it and avoid the taste.  Additionally, citrus helps to potentiate the active alkaloids contained in Kratom. That being said, a very popular method for ingesting Kratom is with Orange Juice.  Kratom powder is either mixed in a small glass of OJ and then drank or OJ is used to consume several capsules containing Kratom powder.

Is Kratom Legal?

Kratom is legal in the United States. With the exception of laws passed in Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee and Indiana, Kratom is legal in the other 46 states. Checkout our Legal Status section for more information.

Is Kratom Habit Forming?

Kratom is not habit forming when it is used responsibly and in moderation. The recreational use of Kratom, not daily use, offers very little to no risk of dependency. Like everything, it is not recommended to get into the habit of daily use. The use of common sense and moderation is very important. You know your body better than any physician and must be diligent regarding your personal self control. If you have a predisposition to addiction, you must treat everything with moderate behavior including the use of Kratom.

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The 2016 Kratom Guide is where you need to start

The 2016 Kratom User Guide was created and made available by the I Love Kratom Forum and its community members. It was designed primarily for those who are new to Kratom and have unanswered questions.

The 2016 Kratom User Guide was created for those who are new Kratom and have unanswered questions. The guide offers readers accurate and detailed information about Kratom ranging from general dosage, typical effects, do’s and don’ts, best practices, botanical designation and more.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Kratom is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect that you may have a medical condition. If you are under medical supervision, using anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, diabetes medications, narcotics, blood pressure medication, sedatives, tranquilizers or asthma medication, please seek the advice of your licensed healthcare professional prior to using Kratom. Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or under the age of 18 years. Do not take when operating machinery or driving. Keep out of reach of children.

The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Please, consult your physician.